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, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. well, the casualties in this story continue to pile up. rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives is under arrest tonight. her spokesman says that she turned herself in and she's cooperating. then late tonight a surprise announcement from scotland yard that sir paul stephenson, the chief of police for the organization now investigating this s
in great britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of parliament in a hearing. both murdochs tried to stay above the fray and then the fray came to them in the form of a guy with a cream pie aimed right at the face of the patriarch. it was that kind of day. it's been that kind of scandal. we begin our reporting here tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in london, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. brian. the police were armed with machine guns outside the front doors of parliament today, a good indication it was not going to be business as usual. many here in london said today that this was one of the most important days in parliament's history. the murdoch's made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son, in front of members of parliament. apologetic. >> this has been the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say as well, how sorr
you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a cross between ethics theater and an inquisition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch who has everything to lose. as investors around the world will be hanging on his every word and gesture. he's a man used to giving orders, not answering questions. especially from politicians who, until very recently, held him in either aw
thank you and good-bye from britain's best-selling tabloid, the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal on "morning joe." somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> 47 past the hour. after weeks of controversy, resignations and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue on sunday. it comes as its rooival, "the mirror," claims today that a new york police officer asked for voice mails of 9/11 victims. stephanie gosk reports on the "news of the world's" demise and its final day. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of news of the world, 80-year-old media baron rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to do damage control. on display, his unqualified support of melissa brooks. smiles for
this committee room. there is his son james. members of britain's parliament are asking he and his son james about reported wrongdoing by his newspaper including cell phone hacking and police payoffs. good morning. we are live at 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm rebecca jarvis in for erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. this is producing interests facts between murdoch's newspapers and scotland yards. >> the british tabloid schedule and unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. elizabeth palmer is outside parliament with the latest. >> reporter: as you said, the murdochs have been testifying in front of what is technically a committee on media culture and sport. but i can tell you that the atmosphere around here is much more like a cross between epic drama and an imposition. the set for this drama, the splendor of britain's westminster parliament. the star of the show, media titan rupert murdoch. as investors around the world hanging on his every word and gesture. he is used to giving orders and not answering questions especially from politicians who until recently held him in either
-hacking scandal hits a new boiling point in britain with the arrest of one of rupert murdoch's top executives. and the resignation also of england's top cop. the question this morning is, could this scandal lead to the breakup of murdoch's empire? >>> and if you like me were watching all that soccer over the weekend, the question is, did any country deserve to win this more than japan? it's "way too early" for this.
scandal that has already brought down one of britain's largest newspapers. former news international ceo rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue th
in britain in the past two weeks is a story herself. her spokesman said she went to police by appointment and ended up under arrest. rebecca brooks was saying to the police since january she was ready to cooperate and answer questions they might need to put to her and they said explicitly they gave her a sense she was not on the radar screen at all. they testified before the committee . the police changed their approach. no word from scotland yard on the details of the arrest and it was a rather striking development in the whole phone hacking story today. that's the latest from london, back to you. >> thank you, aimep. - amy. >> arrested on two occasions in great britain. one for questioning and one for charges. casey anthony, we talked about her getting her first taste of freedom after three years behind bars. she was released from jail overnight just 12 days after being found not guilty for killing her daughter caylee. anthony and her attorney came rushing in a waiting suv. that is where caylee's remains were found . no one knows where she is at this hour. we were surprised the way this
at a growing scandal in britain surrounding tabloid journalists accused of hacking into cell phones. stay with us. we'll be right back. 8:09now.        [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable, and enjoying it less and less? stop paying for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. want to save even more? call now and we'll add over 60 premium channels, including showtime, starz, epix, and more for 12 months. fios is a 100% fiber optic network. it delivers superior picture quality, the best channel lineup, more hd, plus america's fastest, most consistent and reliable internet. and there's no annual contract required. why keep paying for cable? move up to the best. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year, plus over 60 premium channels for 12 months. don't wait. call 1.877.729.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities that's 1.877.729.3467. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. or for other great fios offers, visit us online. get the network that delive
in washington, d.c., coming up later here on "the early show." here's chris. >>> britain's phone hacking scandal reached the u.s., in washington there's word an fbi investigation is under way into whether 9/11 victims were targeted in the phone hackings. whit johnson has the story in a moment. >>> in london a top executive in rupert murdoch's news corp has resigned. cbs correspondent dana lewis in london with more. >> reporter: the murdochs appear to be in full retreat. james murdoch statements acknowledges wrongdoing. his company will take out full newspaper ads apologizing to the nation. james murdoch arrived at the london headquarters of news international silent. within hours rebekah brooks his chief executive resigned. for 22 years, rupert murdoch last week showed his public support during a phone hacking and bribery scandal of his "news of the world" she's been embroiled in as far back as 200037. >> have you paid police for information? >> i have paid the police for information in the past. >> reporter: parliamentarians, they indicated they won't be answering all answers but the committee
the fifth here, but there could be a subsequent criminal trial, in britain the reporting leading up to a trial has to be very careful because the idea is that you don't want to influence the jury one way or another into finding her either guilty or not guilty. therefore, the rules here are quite strict in what you can see in the leadup to a trial. the idea is the jury have an open mind. that they haven't already made their mind up as to whether she's culpable or not. now, this is an extraordinary situation, but one i can't remember happening before where someone who may be about to, you know, charged and appear in court is being separately questioned before a select committee. i don't think any of us know how they're going to play it it. i think everyone is aware that the politicians have got to be seen to at least be doing their job thoroughly, but at the same time they can't derail any chance of her standing trial if she is charged. >> dan rivers in london. thanks, dan. we'll take a close look at rupert murdoch's efforts to contain this scandal. we'll talk to howard kurtz for "the
. >>> the man at the center of britain's phone hacking scandal says he is sorry. rupert march dock's apology is set to appear tomorrow in british newspapers. it reads in part we're sorry for the serious wrong doing that occurred. murdoch msalso apologized to th murdered girl's family whose phone messages were intercepted by the news of the world reporters. and the editor of the news of the world at the time of the most serious allegations of the newspaper has resigned. ivitamin. only one a day women's 50+ advantage has ginkgo for memory and concentration, plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. sir, can you hear me? just hold the bag. we need a portable x-ray, please! [ nurse ] i'm a nurse. i believe in the power of science and medicine. but i'm also human. and i believe in stacking the deck. and i count on social security. here's what i'm not... a pushover. right now, some in washington want to make a deal cutting the social security and medicare benefits we worked for. with billions in waste and loopholes, how could t
arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdock's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she wawaarrereed. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal a
who is said to be a comic in great britain is under arrest now, and the c.e.o. later returned without his jacket to finish answering the last of the questions. and now our reporter from london with the story. >> and, a committee member commending mrs. murdoch for her impressive left hook during that, but it has been a day of publicized hearings into the phone hacking scandal. british lawmakers demand answers would knew what and when. and apologizing do victims and saying mistakes were made, murdoch today said he cannot be held responsible for the scandal at "news of the world," saying he was left down by people he trusted and he is the person to clean it up. >> this total thing happened on your watch, murdoch, have you considered resigning. >>guest: no. >> why not? >> because i feel that people i trusted, i don't know what level, let me down and i think they behaved disgrace flies and portrayed the company and me and it is for them to pay. i think i'm the best person to clean this up. >> he is saying that the firm certainly failed to live up to the standards it aspires to and is democ
scandal that is rocking britain there are new developments. two of murdoch's top executives resigned on the same day. les hinton ceo of news corp's dow jones division and publisher of the "wall street journal" quit friday. and brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. two days later sunday brooks is arrested in connection to the scandal. it isn't just news corp executives resigning. two top british police officers have resigned. commissioner sir paul stevenson resigned sunday. today scotland yard's commissioner yates stepped done. there's more. former news of the world reporter sean hoare was found dead in his home today. he was the first to come forward. coulson has resigned as the prime minister's press secretary. police are investigating hoare's death saying it is not considered to be suspicious. investigators claim the tabloid hacked into the voice mail accounts of several high profile people and victims of tragedy. the controversy is not over. 9:30 eastern time tomorrow, rupert murdoch and his john james murdoch are scheduled to testify before members of parliame
to be rdered mile dowler. in is exploded in the public mind in britain and has spread around the world affecting even u.s. investors perceptions of the wider pire which goes so much widethan these british newspapers. through that period, rupert murdoch and his son james seemed absolutely determined to stand by rebecca brooks, there are very few people in this company who are cler to rupert and the whole family to his children as well than rebecca brooks, she was a very integral memberf this sort of london court that had formed around james and his sister elizabeth and which had included david cameron and other members of the british political media establishment. only a week or so ago rupert murdoch said he had total confidence in rebecca brooks. the first thing he did when he flew into london to try and sort this crisis out was stage a photo opportunity with his arm around rebecca, asked what his first priority was on landing in london. he pointed to her and said this one. >> rose: so why did she resign? >> i think because the attempts to take the pressure off so far had failed. the c
right here on "the early show." now here is chris. >>> britain's phone-hacking scandal has reached the u.s. and washington. word an fbi investigation is under way into whether 9/11 victims were targeted in the phone hackings. whit johnson has that story in a moment. while in london, breaking developments this morning. a top executive with rupert murdoch's news corp has resigned in the wake of this controversy. cbs news correspondent dana lewis is in london with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. the murdochs appear to be in full retreat today. james murdoch issued a statement acknowledge willinging wrongdoing in the phone-hacking scandal and says his company will take out full newspaper ads across britain apologizing to the nation. james murdoch arrived at the london headquarters of news nnel today silent but within hours rebekah brooks his chief executive, resigned. 22 years an ally of rupert murdoch who last week flew into london to show his support during a phone-hacking scandal she has been involved in as far back as 2003. >> wh
johnson is back in just a moment to tell us when. a number of high-profile arrests in britain's phone hacking investigation. one lawyer is questioning if his client belongs behind bars. >>> a traffic alert for beltway drivers. >>> new this midday, the bbc reports former news international executive rebecca brooks will testify before british lawmakers looking into the phone hacking scandal. nbc's stephanie gosk reports. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after emerged scotland yard hired a former news of the word editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down stephenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have had suggestions we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally it is our -- did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard which has been criticized for the handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the
," spin cycle. can rupert murdoch convince britain's parliament and its people that his media empire can be trusted? the 80-year-old mogulle set to publicly answer questions as another resignation and more arrests come down, and where do things stand with the investigation here in the united states? and a new poll out today shows which side of the aisle americans are blaming for the debt ceiling debate debacle.
's corporation in britain, has been arrested in the hacking scandal. brooks resigned last week. she was formerly the editor of the now-defunct "news of the world" newspaper. brooks is the tenth person arrested by british police in their investigation of phone hacking by newspapers and allegations of police bribery. >>> california senator barbara boxer was the target of alleged death threats. the threatening messages were left on voicemail, and police say they were able to track them back to a 47-year-old suspect who lived north of san francisco. he was arrested and faces arraignment on tuesday. >>> they touted it as a traffic nightmare from out of a disaster film, all because of a construction project near interstate 405 in southern california. but despite fears of a so-called carmageddon, drivers seem to have been spared that drama. officials credit warnings on social media sites like twitter with helping keeping -- helping to keep people off the roads. the 405 is expected to reopen between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. local time on monday morning. so about 20 more hours of work. >>> scorching heat is al
. that was shock and disturbing. it's an indication of quite the depth of anger because what's happened in britain is the public has come to realize that most of their politicians were in the hands of this man that he had enormous influence over them. that he had the power to reward some and punish others that every prime minister really over the past 25 years has felt inclined to visit him, hear what he has to say, take account of his views. and i think when all of this came out and they saw what his news empire was actually doing to ordinary members of the public, the public has erupted. that's why you saw what happened today. i think that -- i wouldn't advise him to walk down the streets in london at the moment on his own. there is a white hot feeling of anger about how families' phones have been hacked of children who are dead of servicemen whose bodies were returned to the united kingdom. whose families phones were allegedly hacked. gordon brown the former prime minister saying that the medical records for his disabled child were stolen by criminals from a london hospital. imagine, the kind o
and i came here with great respect for all of you, the parliament and people of britain you represent. this is the most humble day of my career. and all that has happened i know that we needed to be here today. james and i would like to see how sorry we are for what has happened especially with regard to people's crime. >> our company has 52,000, i fled for 57 years and i've made my share of mistakes many countries and hard-working journalists. i learned that nearly 200 newspapers come for different sizes and countless stories of the families of the world at no time do i remember being as second as when the family had to endure which i think his last. nor do i have recall things as angry as when i was told that the news of the world could have compounded their distress. i want to thank keefer graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of the phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am. apologizing cannot take place with his happened but still, i want them to know my regret of the horrible invasions' of their lives. i unders
son and i came here with great respect for all of you, for parliament and for the people of britain whom you represent. this is the most humble day of my career and all that has happened, i know we needed to be here today. james and i would like to say how sorry we are for what has happened, especially with regard to listening to the voicemail of victims of crime. my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. i have lived in many countries, employed thousands of honest and hard-working journalists, owned nearly 200 newspapers of very different sizes, and followed countless stories about people and families around the world. at no time do i remember being as sickened as when i heard what the dowler family had to endure. which i think was last monday week. nor do i recall being as angry as when i was told that the "news of the world" could have compounded their distress. i want to thank the dowlers for graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of phone hacking to know how completely and
.s., not just britain, which is, obviously, one of the main reasons why we are watching this so closely. >> right. exactly. a lot going on here. i think actually what is probably important to consider is the legal liabilities or the possibilities of lawsuits, the possibilities of millions and billions going out for settlements, that is weighing down -- that is weighing down his wealth in a big way because that weighs down the shares of his company. as you point out they spend hundreds of millions of dollars settling with other victims and alleged victims of alleged phone hackings and that is weighing down the company and it's also weighing down their ability to take tern steps. let's say they decided newspapers are 3% of our review knews and causing 99% of our headaches and perhaps we should consider selling them and that would appease our critics but you can't get a lot for them when there is this overhang of liability, legal liability tied to each one of those properties and assets. >> jeffrey mccrackin, stay with us. rupert murdoch about to testify and we are going to take it live. a
in britain with rebekah brooks testifying continues. and we want to take you back there for the time being. then we'll get back into the debt discussion with senator tom coburn here a little while from now. for now let's go back here. >> i can't comment on what who know it, when they know it and how they knew it. i can only tell the committee what i knew while i was editor of "american's newsroom" and editor of the sun and my actions trying to get to the bottom of this story. in 2006, from my own personal point of view i was the editor of the sun, and i had been approached by the police to explain the nature of access on my own voice mails and i reported that back to the company and was exempt from any subsequent investigation. i just remained editor of the sun. when i became chief executive in 2009 that's when i started to pick up much more responsibility of how we acted, and getting to the bottom of this story. >> can i just move onto milly dowler. after that story, which was the straw that broke the camel's back finally, your company on your behalf i assume was very quick to distance yo
has some answers. >>> all the way to the top. britain's prime minister forced to testify before parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and
britain's largest paper. one of rupert murdock's people is going to test. brooks was released on bail after being arrested over the weekend. she was heading the news corp. media division when she stepped down. she turned herself in and is cooperating with police but continues to deny any wrong doing. late last night, london's police commissioner abruptly resigned. the head of police there. paul stevenson announcing he's leaving his post that his unit they are investigating was corrupt. had close ties with news international's now defunct news of the world. pat, i want to invite you in on this. where does this go? it's clear how cozy the relationship was between the politicians and the media. >> right now, it's going up to james murdock. quite frankly, people are going to seize upon this. it's a disaster in england. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal ha
of journalism that has rocked britain and captured the attention of much of the world so while, you know, rupert murdoch and to some lesser extent his son james didn't give much up here in thames of knowing about about seemingly anything going on in their corporation, they are also on trial in the court of public opinion and there, i think, rupert murdoch not only said that he wasn't responsible. he defended rebekah brooks. he defended les hinton, the former dow jones ceo who also resigned last friday, and he said he had been betrayed by unname other employees. it was not overall an impressive performance. >> we mo this has to be costing news corp. millions. how much of a liability is it to keep rupert murdoch where he is right now? >> i don't know if the liability is to rupert murdoch but it is his leadership. i think he has to stay and use others as a human shield for as long as he can. he's been a liability in many ways if you look at the value of property for so many years. but when is news corporation going to get out and do the top to bottom investigation not just of their british publicat
editor of news of the world and the first woman to run britain's biggest newspaper, shannon. finally, all of this, brooks has not been charged yet but all of this dose complicate matters intensely because she along with rupert murdoch and her son james are all set to testify before a parliamentary select committee this tuesday. that is the latest from london. back to you, shannon. >> shannon: amy kellogg,ing thank you very much. this is a fox news alert. egyptian state television says former president hosni mubarak is now in a coma. mubarak was strong armed out of office after the february uprisings that helped kick off the arab spring. all i know so far, the president is in a full coma. we will continue to try to gather more information on that and bring you the news as we get it. >>> iowa's governor says it is very likely texas governor rick perry will run for president. governor branstad says he gets the impression perry is likely to run. the hawkeye state holds the first in the nation presidential caucus in february of 2012. >>> businessman herman cain says a better business climate i
to congress about using performance enhancing drugs. >> meanwhile, more fallout from britain's news of the world newspaper hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has now resigned as chief executive of our parent company's british newspaper unit, news corp., just one of the recent hacking scandals. this morning, we're finding out that the pentagon suffered one of its largest hacking events ever. a cyber theft of more than 24,000 files. the pentagon says they were stolen by a foreign government. joining us right now is a man who knows about it, bob dylan snyder, the head of the new york based group and used to run one of the biggest p.r. firms in the country. good morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> fine, thank you very much. what do you make of this particular hacking scandal of the news of the world? >> the news of the world is a hacking scandal. it can't be denied. the issue is why are so many piling on at this point? we know it's a hacking scandal. shouldn't we get beyond it and deal with the issue of hacking. citicorp has been hacked into it. insurance companies have been hacked
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